You can help support the Edmonds College Food Pantry by donating nonperishable and not expired food items! All donations will be used to stock the Food Pantry and support members of the college campus community.
If you wish to donate items to the food pantry, we ask that you drop-off during the food pantry hours. They are Wednesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursdays, 12-5 p.m. The food pantry staff is there half an hour before we open and those are even better times to drop off, however, we can take donations throughout these times. Just follow all returning to campus guidelines and choose the food pantry as the reason for your visit.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org when you will be dropping off so I can let the staff know to expect you and offer any assistance in unloading you may need.
- Canned Meat or Fish - Tuna and other canned meat, such as chicken, stew, chili, salmon or corned beef, are always in need.
- Dried fruits and meats
- Soup - soup is easy to store and keep on pantry shelves. Many soups provide nutritional value; and though often a meal supplement, there are many times when soup might be an entire meal for someone.
- Canned Fruits, Beans, and Vegetables - Although we can accept some fresh vegetables and fruits, canned types are preferred because there is no worry of spoilage while on pantry shelves.
- Grains, rice - Types of grain products to consider include brown rice, whole grain bread, bagels or muffins.
- Pasta - pasta or boxed pasta dinners, such as macaroni and cheese, make good donation items because, in most cases, a little goes a long way. Pasta is also a food that people can prepare along with vegetables, meat or just on its own.
- Nuts, nut butters, and seeds - High in protein, peanut butter figures prominently on the list of most needed food items
- Milk Products - Needed milk items include powdered milk, boxed puddings and cheese spreads. At this time we cannot accept fresh dairy products, such as yogurt, cheese and milk.
- Cereal - Boxed cereal is expensive for low-income families to purchase. In addition to having a long shelf life, which makes for excellent pantry storage, many cereals are fortified with vitamins and include healthy grains. Oatmeal is also in demand, whether instant or regular.
- Baby Food / baby items - Infant formula and baby food are expensive for those in need. Canned formula and boxed baby cereal are easy to store and in great demand. Diapers in different sizes are also needed.
- Other non-perishable food items
- Kitchen utensils (forks, can opener, spoons)
- Toiletries, including deodorant, soap, shampoo, toilet tissue, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving soap and feminine hygiene products.